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Saudi Arabia: Migrant workers awaiting deportation kept in cramped, unsanitary conditions without access to healthcare
Author: Katie McQue, The Guardian (UK)
" 'We drink from the toilet': migrants tell of hellish Saudi detention centres," 4 Aug 2020...
UN experts encourage mandatory human rights due diligence, warning of the human cost of corruption in health-care supply chains
Author: UN Working Group on Business & Human Rights
“COVID-19 highlights deadly cost of corruption & the urgent need for companies to respect human rights: UN experts”, 9 July 2020...
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AIDS Healthcare Foundation has recently raised concerns about the impacts of Gilead Sciences' pricing for HIV/AIDS drugs on US state drug assistance programmes for the poor:...
Threats to communities affected by development banks-funded projects exacerbated by COVID-19 outbreak
Author: Alexandre Andrade Sampaio, International Accountability Project
'The Responsibility of Development Banks: Assist Communities Affected by Bank Projects First', June 6, 2020...
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Gulf migrant workers rely on relief as states & employers fail to take responsibility during Covid-10 crisis
Author: Rima Kalush, Al Jazeera
"In the Gulf migrant workers bear the brunt of the pandemic," 1 Jun 2020...
Author: Chandan Kumar Mandal, Kathmandu Post
"He lost his job and wanted to come home. The lockdown killed him." 17 May 2020...
Author: Lucy Garbett, MERIP
"Palestinian Workers in Israel Caught Between Indispensable and Disposable", 12 May 2020...
Author: Ramadan Al Sherbini, Gulf News (UAE)
"Covid-19: Sponsors should pay for expats' treatment, says senior Bahraini MP Cost of treating expatriate workers [for Covid-19] should be borne by their sponsors... “The state is responsible for providing medical treatment for citizens, but treatme...
Author: Areeb Ullah, Middle East Eye
"'Like sardines': Migrant workers suffering in Kuwait's desert detention camps," 15 May 2020...
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